“Danger!” host Alex Trebeck has been cremated and his ashes will be kept at home with his widow, his death certificate reveals.
The show’s favorite host died on November 8 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
According to his death certificate obtained from The Blast, Trebeck’s last resting place is listed as his home in Studio City, California. The document also confirms that the 80-year-old was cremated and his wife Jean Curievan Trebeck has his ashes.
Trebeck’s occupation is listed as a “quiz host” in the document, the outlet said, noting that he had worked in the entertainment industry for 60 years.
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Days after his death, Jean Trebeck thanked fans of her late husband in an Instagram post for their support. It featured a photo from her 1990 wedding to the TV personality. In the photo, Trebeck appears to be putting a ring on his bride’s finger.
“My family and I sincerely thank everyone for your compassionate messages and generosity,” she said in the caption. “Your expressions really touched our hearts. Thank you very, very much.”
She signed her post, writing “Many Blessings for All.”
Speaking in “Today’s Show”, “Danger!” executive producer Mike Richards shared a little insight into how the TV icon spent his last day with his wife.
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“Even in his book, he describes that he wants his last day to sit on his swing next to his wife Jean and look at the horizon, and he has to do that,” Richards said in an excerpt from an interview shared on Twitter on the show.
The couple has two children: Matthew, 29, and Emily, 27. Trebeck also has a daughter, Nicky, 53, from a previous marriage.
Trebeck hosted 1984’s Danger, which chaired more than 8,000 episodes. He routinely talked about how much he loved running the popular game show and even admitted to fans that they helped him with his cancer treatment. When production stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was one of the strongest voices urging the show to return safely.
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In March 2019, he announced that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and continued to inform fans about his condition while undergoing treatment. He vowed to keep doing the job he loved for as long as possible.
In a statement to Fox News shortly after his death, executive producer Richards said: “It’s a huge loss for the staff, crew and all the millions of Alex fans at JEOPARDY! He was a legend in an industry we were all lucky to watch night after night. for 37 years.
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“Working with him for the past year and a half, while he heroically continued to host JEOPARDY! It was an incredible honor. His belief in the importance of the show and his willingness to strive to perform at the highest level was the most inspiring demonstration of “The courage I’ve ever seen. His constant desire to learn, his kindness and his professionalism will be with us all forever,” said Mike Richards, executive producer of Danger, in a statement to Fox News.